Sharp Pain in Thigh, Leg Then Gives Way

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Vannie
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   Posted 2/15/2011 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
Three times yesterday, I turned from my waist to look over my shoulder.  A sharp pain shot down the inside of my thigh, and my leg buckled. It was very painful and very scary. When I turned back around facing forward, the pain disappeared.  I have not had that problem today.
 
I am waiting for the doctor's office to call. Before this all started, the doctor ordered an MRI of my hip. They are supposed to call w/the day and time of the appointment soon. I am having a bursa surgically removed  (tronchiatric bursa ) soon. The ortho wanted the MRI of my hip because he suspects he may need to "clean up" my hip at the same time.
 
This latest symptom really scared me.  Any ideas out there? I won't  hold you to anything. LOL  Just thought someone onthis forum might be familiar w/this type of pain. BTW, I also have DDD and severe osteoarthritis in my lower back.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Chutz
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   Posted 2/16/2011 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vannie!

Gosh, that has to be scary as well as horribly painful. With any of the other problems you are having is it possible that somewhere a nerve is getting pinched? That could explain the shooting pains. I have a nerve pinched at L/5:S/1 in my spine and it pinches the nerves that exit the spine in that region. They are the ones that go down the legs and clear to the toes. One wrong move and 'ZING', the pain lights off. Maybe yours is something similar? Hopefully if you are going in for surgery they will take care of whatever is doing this.

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Chutz
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Vannie
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   Posted 2/16/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Chutz,

Thank you for responding. A doctor I know, who did not examine me, told me it is most likely Lumbar Facet Anthropy (sp). I know there is a nerve getting pinched somewhere. It hits like a lightening bold, and then disappears as quickly as it comes after I change position. Having an MRI on my hip tomorrow. We shall see what that tells us.

Thanks, again, Chutz. I agree w/you on the pinced nerve hypotesis.

V
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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/17/2011 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you get that call from your doctor's office soon.
Best thing you can do is write down what happened and take it with
you to the doctor's appointment and don't forget the lists of questions,
Doctors seem to have less time anymore, good luck and
well wishes on your up and coming surgery...
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Vannie
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   Posted 2/17/2011 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Chartreux.

I had the MRI today. I need to make the f/u appointment w/the ortho. I'm kind of afraid to go, but I will go.

V
Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Asthma, High BP, DDD, Bulging Discs in Cervical & Lumbar Spine, GERD, Prediabetic
Prednisone, Lexapro, Cardizem, Lisinopril, Advair, Lipitor, Vit D, Joint Supplements, Soma, Tramadol, Fish Oil Supplements
I take one day at a time, and try to save my energy for the joy in life.

finallyreallycrazy
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   Posted 2/18/2011 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I had similar problems with my legs but my problems were in my neck. Pinched nerves, bulging discs and severs stenosis. It could be something from anywher because your nerves go from point a all the way to the brain, depending where the damage is can depend on the result








Vannie
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   Posted 2/19/2011 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, finallyreallycrazy,

I love your forum name! :)

I need to make an appt w/the doc now that I have had the MRI done. My doc thinks it is my hip. Oh, my.....

I'm hoping it is just "weak" muscles. LOL One can hope, right?

Thanks,
V
Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Asthma, High BP, DDD, Bulging Discs in Cervical & Lumbar Spine, GERD, Prediabetic
Prednisone, Lexapro, Cardizem, Lisinopril, Advair, Lipitor, Vit D, Joint Supplements, Soma, Tramadol, Fish Oil Supplements
I take one day at a time, and try to save my energy for the joy in life.

damouthy1
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   Posted 2/19/2011 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that sounds really scary! I have never dealt with anything like that so I don't have anything to offer. But I hope you get to the bottom of it soon so you can treat the problem. Please keep us posted. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

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